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Re: Question concerning subaddress extension

2005-03-13 15:41:46

On Sun, 2005-03-13 at 10:22 -0800, ned(_dot_)freed(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com 
Cyrus Daboo wrote:

Actually I've changed my mind - subaddress should do a best effort on the
separator, and for more explicit control regex can be used.

Or :matches, for that matter. [...] But the real purpose of the subaddress 
is to avoid having to explicitly code separator rules in the sieve script.
Portability, in other words. If we then change the subaddress extension
so you can specify the separator, we've in effect undone the primary
reason for having the extension.

agreed.  however, I think "best effort" is dangerous wording.  it is
better to specifically state that the same subaddress syntax as
envelope-to will be assumed for envelope-from.  who knows what strange
surprises we get if the implementation thinks hyphen is a nice separator
for some domains.

An explicit statement is definitely the way to go.


P.S. Due the fact that so many web forms and such block the use of the
more common subaddress separator characters "+" and "=", I've actually
seen "-" used as a separator.